What better way to impress ye mateys with a bounty of beer in a pirate chest beer cooler. Redditor ShutUpLori built one for his boss out of a 52 qt Igloo beer cooler. It’s modded with 5/8" plywood, a water spigot and pirate-themed adornments such as a skull and crossbones on the chest cover. A Google search provided the rustic metal handles, nail covers and a lock and key. ShutUpLori completed the look by adding a dark stain and two coats of sealant.
The beer cooler is not attached to the chest in any way. The wooden chest was built to be tight enough so that the cooler wouldn’t move around inside, yet not so tight that it cannot be removed. This can allow the cooler to be removed for cleaning or replaced if broken. ShutUpLori says that when empty the chest is light enough to be carried by one person but two people might be needed if it’s full of ice and drinks. The handles are sturdy enough to support the weight.
Pirate chest beer cooler
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